Swede's Dock





Views of Lavallette, New Jersey, USA



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Pretty Halcyon Days by Ogden Nash


How pleasant to sit on the beach,
On the beach, on the sand, in the sun,
With ocean galore within reach,
And nothing at all to be done!

No letters to answer,
No bills to be burned,
No work to be shirked,
No cash to be earned,

It is pleasant to sit on the beach
With nothing at all to be done!
How pleasant to look at the ocean,
Democratic and damp; indiscriminate;

It fills me with noble emotion
To think I am able to swim in it.
To lave in the wave,
Majestic and chilly,
Tomorrow I crave;
But today it is silly.

It is pleasant to look at the ocean;
Tomorrow, perhaps, I shall swim in it.

How pleasant to gaze at the sailors.
As their sailboats they manfully sail
With the vigor of vikings and whalers
In the days of the vikings and whale.

They sport on the brink
Of the shad and the shark;
If its windy they sink;
If it isn't, they park.

It is pleasant to gaze at the sailors,
To gaze without having to sail.

How pleasant the salt anesthetic
Of the air and the sand and the sun;
Leave the earth to the strong and athletic,
And the sea to adventure upon.

But the sun and the sand
No contractor can copy;
We lie in the land
Of the lotus and poppy;

We vegetate, calm and aesthetic,
On the beach, on the sand, in the sun.

Pictures

{Please note the Photographer's name under each picture.
Much as I would like to take credit, I did not
take most of these pictures. - Swede}

A September Morn...
Series Two
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Lavallette as a Movie Star
Lavallette in Winter
Beach House Fire
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